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Ska For Heroes

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Charity EP to support war heroes

'Ska for Heroes' by Busters Ska Battalion, is a three track EP to help raise money for charities supporting our brave servicemen, who have been wounded in Britain's current conflicts.

 

The title track is a compilation of Military Marching songs from the same era as The Somme infused with an up beat ska sound. The Battle of The Somme was one of the largest battles of the first world war, with more than 1 million casualties, making it one of the bloodiest military operations ever recorded.

 

The title track 'Ska for Heroes' is performed by Bad Manners front man Buster Bloodvessel alongside international opera singer Benjamin Bevan and Jack Kendall known for his appearances on ITV's 'Bad Lads Army', backed by his Essex based ska band, The Coverup. With saxophone solo by Joe Green, non other than nephew of blues-rock great Peter Green. The other two tracks are 'Cheeky Chappy' by The Gonads vs The Coverup and 'Long Ska Summer' by the Gonads featuring Jennie Matthias (Bellestars, 1-Stop Experience) and Jack Kendall.

 

Buster Bloodvessel has been performing with Bad Manners since 1979, and has had a number of ska hits including 'Lip Up Fatty', 'Special Brew' and 'Can Can'. Buster says "This is not only a tribute to those that lost their lives during The Somme, but also a tribute to our brave soldiers that are being sent back from war every day. I'm proud to be a part of something that can help improve the quality of life for these Heroes".

 

The EP will be released on the 8th August 2011 and will be available to download on Soitainly Records via Cadiz Digital with a physical release due in September, which will feature a bonus track ‘Far Away' by Resistance 77 and Liberty Hayes. 'Ska For Heroes' was funded by the Rangers Fans Erskine Hospital Appeal.

 

All proceeds will be split between the Erskine Hospital Appeal, the Royal Chelsea Hospital and Help 4 Heroes.

Categories: Jennie Bellestar Matthias